Aero Ektar 12 inch 2.5 305mm

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  1. Graham06

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    Apparently, it is not just the lens, but a whole 4x5 fixed-lens camera. It is a cool setup. I may steal the idea for my 1850 Voigtlander lens.
     
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    These come up fairly often as lens only - a couple in the last week in fact. I've been trying the "you don't need it and won't use it" line a lot lately, with varying amounts of success.
     
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    I've got one of these lenses, with aperture, and am attempting to rig it in a way to use on a 5x7 Graflex SLR. Not the lightest camera when done, but at maximum aperture it could make the world a fun place to see on 5x7.
     
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    Interesting - I thought this only barely covered 4x5?
     
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    The 178/2.5 covers 5x5. That one covers 9x9. That's from the front of the lens, they may cover more if you stop them down.
    I've just managed to put together a 178mm aero ektar and a speed graphic for about $250 total. Haven't even taken photos with it yet.
     
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    my comment is not relevant anymore, my quote has been stolen long time ago ...
     
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    You should try this lens, it's wonderful. I also just bought one and mounted it on a 4x5" Crown Graphic. Because there is no focal plane shutter in the CG, I am using a simple large shutter in front of the lens. According to my first test it looks OK.[​IMG]
     
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    sorry for the empty extra posts. I did that by accident, but I don't know how to remove them ...